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    • The Wasp

    • Feb. 20, 1904
    • The San Francisco Wasp – based at 514 Market Street – operated as a colorful publication “of illustration and comment,” running from 1876 to 1941. The digitized pages are from July 23, 1898 and February 20, 1904 issues. Founded by the Bohemian...
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    • Hiram P. Albert Photograph Album

    • 1918-1948
    • This photographic album is from the Betty Jane Powell family papers (MC 25). Created, arranged, and annotated by Powell’s uncle, Hiram Paul Albert, it provides a panoramic window into both the life of Albert and the transformation of Sacramento...
    • MC 25 Box 2/5
    • Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • December 18, 1909
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • Henry Spring, Inc

    • 1918
    • This circa 1918 advertisement promotes the wares of Henry Spring, Inc. The Michigan native started in the automobile business in 1916, having gone on to sell Ford, Packard and De Soto lines. The pictured Earl Cooper was one of the nation's highest...
    • EC-BUS-b01f05i09
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • January 22, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • Regal Service Station

    • 1960
    • This 1960 photograph shows the Regal Service Station, located at 1221 through 1231 Third Street. Giveaway stamps, redeemable for merchandise, are advertised along with a fifteen-month battery for six dollars and eightty-eight cents. A vintage 1960...
    • 624
    • Fritz and Bartlett Automobile shops at Sixteenth and J Streets

    • 1935
    • Pictured here in 1935, the auto top and upholstery business of Fred P. Fritz shared 1615 J Street with William H. Bartlett's Automobile Body Work, Auto Painting, Fender and Body Repair Shop. The employees of both enterprises, along with two...
    • 381
    • Lester Motors Studebaker

    • 1944
    • Taken in 1944, this photograph shows Lester Motors Studebaker, located at 1301 K Street. At the time of the photograph, Lester – founded by Edward “Ted” Lester – was the northern California distributor of Studebaker cars. With World War II raging...
    • 407
    • Ransome's Truck Service

    • 1942
    • Pictured on March 8, 1942, is the newly constructed Ransome truck terminal at 324 North Sixteenth Street. It was built in order to provide mechanical, lubrication, fuel and personal assistance to agricultural and industrial truckers operating in...
    • 420
    • Lester Motors Ford

    • 1946
    • Pictured in January 1946 is Lester Motors Ford at 1301 K Street. Founded by Edward “Ted” Lester in 1935, the original Lester Motors Studebaker was located at Sixteenth and K. In May 1937, and after a 12,000 dollar renovation, Lester moved his...
    • 408
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • January 29, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • Johnson-Harris Service Station

    • 1952
    • Photograph, taken in 1952, of the Johnson-Harris Service Station (800 Alhambra) and Patterson Parts (810 Alhambra). In the 1955 Sacramento City Directory, Lester A. Johnson and Orville D. Harris are listed as proprietors of the service station.
    • 448
    • Sacramento Tire Company

    • 1929
    • This July 20, 1929, photograph shows the Sacramento Tire Company at 1530 L Street. A few years later, Goodyear would take over the L-shaped and Spanish-style property that was built, also in 1929, for 20,000 dollars by the Standard Oil Company of...
    • 449
    • The Sacramento Weekly and Alta California

    • February 05, 1910
    • Sacramento Weekly & Alta California was published Saturdays from October 16, 1909 to July 29, 1911 by the Sacramento Weekly and Alta Publishing Co. Managing Editor Evander B. Willis was a high-ranking member of the Masonic Order with newspaper...
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    • G Street, 1210; 701 Twelfth Street

    • 1948
    • A circa 1948 view of Soule Equipment Company at 701 Twelfth Street, a farm equipment company. To the left in the photograph is the G-Twelve Shop at 1210 G Street, an automobile repair shop with wheel alignment, auto and truck reconstruction, and...
    • 1628
    • Babcock's B.F. Goodrich and Kelvinator Appliances

    • 1951
    • This photograph of Babcock's was taken on February 28, 1951. Owned by Otis D. Babcock, the store sold automobile tires, batteries and other devices, as well as home electrical appliances. Babcock also practiced law, as indicated by a sign in the...
    • 748
    • Sacramento Shell Gasoline

    • 1930
    • This circa 1930 advertisement represents the Shell Oil Company, a strong presence in Sacramento's automobile culture dating back to the First World War. By 1933, Shell had opened its largest service station in Northern California on the northeast...
    • EC-BUS-b01f05i01
    • Jas. S. Remick Co., Inc

    • 1921
    • Front and back of the advertisement are color images promoting the James S. Remick Company. Remick, a native of California, started an automobile supply house in 1911, locating it at 1201 K Street. It was in operation until his premature death in...
    • EC-BUS-b01f05i08
    • The Review, June 1912

    • 1912-06-01
    • Sacramento High School is located at 2315 Thirty-Fourth Street in Sacramento, California. Founded just one week after San Francisco’s Lowell High School opened its doors in mid-August 1856, “Sac High” has matured into the second oldest high school...
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    • C. M. Coffing

    • 1937
    • Shown is a 1937 billhead representing a transaction with longtime Sacramento automobile dealer Claude M. Coffing. The Indiana native entered the business in 1912, starting a career in which he sold Ford, Dodge, De Soto, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac,...
    • EC-BUS-b01f05i12

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